Music to the ears

The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door hits 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 285kmh.
The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door hits 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 285kmh.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door hits 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 285kmh.
The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door hits 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 285kmh.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door hits 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 285kmh.
The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door hits 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 285kmh.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door has a delightful soundtrack to go with its sporty performance and day-to-day usability

A great number of cars today can be replaced by electric variants. By the look of things, most of them will be - and be the better for it. But the Mercedes-AMG GT is not one of them.

The soulful music which the car makes - a heady rumble interspersed with the sound of distant gunfire - is reason enough to continue burning fossil fuels. And if all the mundane machines in the world go electric, there will be more than enough fuel to feed cars like this rarefied Merc.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2019, with the headline 'Music to the ears'. Print Edition | Subscribe